National Qigong Association
|"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing
-- Chinese Proverb
The word Qigong stands for the “study of energy”, in the West we refer to it as the “study of Bioelectricity”. Qigong consists of exercises, breathing, massage, meditation and acupressure. In China Qigong is used for either prevention or aiding the healing process. Using the methods mentioned above, with Qigong we strive to get our body to function properly or in a balanced manner.
Qigong has been credited with helping people who have insomnia, stress, immune system problems, cardiovascular concerns, respiratory system needs, circulatory system problems, and lymphatic and digestive functions to name a few.
Qigong is also very adaptable to ones physical limitations and can be practiced by those that may even be bed ridden and/or recovering from a recent sickness. The exercises can be both moving and static in nature.
There are 4 basic types of Qigong:
(1) Medical: healing strengthening in the general health realm.
(2) Martial: strengthening and healing in the martial arts realm .
(3) Scholarly: Prevention in the general health realm.
(4) Religious: the attainment of ultimate religious stages*
*(YMAA-Tulsa focuses on the medical, martial and scholarly only)
Qigong is unique in many ways, here are some of the many advantages you’ll experience:
- You don’t need equipment to participate.
- Depending on your goals, you can practice 30 minutes a day.
- Qigong has a history dating back 4,000 years, thus a track record.
- It is very adaptable.
- It is truly a natural exercise system.
- Does not shock your body in to shape.
These are just a few of the advantages found with
Qigong. Success in Qigong is measured by virtue of the dedication, effort, perseverance, and attitude that we individually bring into our program.
Because the information on Qigong is relatively new in the West we’ve embarked in a long-term program so that,
like in China, someday Qigong will be accepted and used along side Western medicine. We feel that the
cooperation of the two systems would enhance the services provided to our fellow man. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns.